Malkit Singh, MBE (Punjabi: ਮਲਕੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ) (Malkit Singh Boparai; born c. 1963) is England-based Punjabi bhangra singer. Born in Hussainpur and raised in Nakodar, he moved to Birmingham in 1984. Singh was the first Punjabi singer to be honoured with an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. He was most famous for the songs "Gur Nalo Ishq Mita", "Tootak Tootak Tootiyan", "Kurri Garam Jayee", "Dekh li vilyait", "Chal Hun", and "Jind Mahi", the latter two from the soundtrack to the popular film Bend It Like Beckham.
Malkit Singh MBE (ਮਲਕੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ)
|Birth name||Malkit Singh Boparai|
Hussainpur, Punjab, India
|Labels||Oriental Star Agencies|
|Associated acts||Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Aman Hayer, Bally Sagoo, Jassi Sidhu, Ravi Bal, Veer Rahimpuri, Principal Inderjit Singh|
Malkit Singh had appeared on many Indian talk shows which were linked to Sikhism and Punjab on MTV Channel,Channel V, and all Indian channels. He was listed by the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest selling bhangra solo artist of all time, with sales of over 4.9 million records in his 32-year career. His song "Tutak Tutak Toothiyan" written by Veer Rahimpuri was the fastest-selling and most successful Bhangra ever at the time. It was released with the 1990 album Tootak Tootak Toothian, which sold 2.5 million records, a record for Bhangra Indi-pop at the time.
Awards and recognitionEdit
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- He was listed in the 2000 Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest selling bhangra artist of all time.
- In 2001, Singh was awarded the 27th Convocation Gold Medal Award Doctorate by Guru Nanak Dev University.
- In 2005, Singh was awarded the "Commitment to Scene" award at the UK Asian Music Awards.
- In 2008, Malkit Singh was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours.
- In 2012, Singh was honoured with a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars.
There are total of 23 Albums launched by Malkit Singh.
|2017||Midas Touch 3||MovieBox/Saga Hits|
|2014||Sikh Hon Da Maan||MovieBox/T-Series|
|2003||Midas Touch 2||Music Waves|
|1997||Agg Larr Gaayee||OSA|
|1993||Tootak Tootak Toothian|
|1993||Chak Deh Dholia||OSA|
|1992||Singho Ho Jo Kathe||Saga|
|1992||Tere Ishq Nachiyav||Saga|
|1991||Ragga Muffin Mix||OSA|
|1990||Dhotakada Bai Dhotakada||OSA|
|1988||Chott Nigary Lawo||HMV|
|1988||Putt Sardara De||Saga|
|1987||I Love Golden Star||T-Series|
|1986||Nach Giddhe Vich||HMV|
|2016||Chardi Kala||MovieBox/Saga Hits||Music By: Sukshinder Shinda / Midas Touch 3|
|2016||Ranjha||MovieBox/Saga Hits||Music By: Gurmeet Singh / Midas Touch 3|
|2016||Maa Da Pyaar||MovieBox/Saga Hits||Music By: Atul Sharma / Midas Touch 3|
|2016||Selfie Boliyan||MovieBox/Saga Hits||Music By: DJ Vix / Midas Touch 3|
|2016||Desi Peeke||MovieBox/Saga Hits||Music By: Nick Dhammu / Midas Touch 3|
|2016||Yaari Jattan Di||MovieBox/Saga Hits||Music By: Nick Dhammu / Midas Touch 3|
|2014||iPhone Mann||T-Series||Special Appearance Sung: Jatt Di Matian|
|2013||Desi Beat||Kamlee Records||Music By DJ Vix / Taken From The Forthcoming Album "Chapter V"|
|2012||The Folk King (Tribute To Kuldip Manak)||MovieBox Record||Music By Aman Hayer Along with A.S. Kang, Jazzy B, Sukshinder Shinda, Malkit Singh, Manmohan Waris Balwinder Safri & Angrej Ali|
|2011||International Villager||MovieBox, Speed Records, Planet Recordz||(Beautiful)|
|2008||The New Adventures of Jassi Sidhu||Moviebox/Music Waves||Ki Kehne|
- Elkes, Neil. "King of Bhangra Malkit Singh honored on Birmingham Walk of Stars". Retrieved 12 May 2012.
- Folkard, Claire, ed. (2004). Guinness World Records 2005. Enfield: Guinness World Records. p. 199. ISBN 0851121926.
- Sabharwal, Gopa (2017). India Since 1947: The Independent Years. Penguin Group. p. 304. ISBN 9789352140893.
- "Artists unite to celebrate British Asian Music". Archived from the original on 10 January 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter